Our reading challenge for the day is Exodus 1:1-5:21. I'll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?
We fast-forward through almost five hundred years' time in Exodus chapter 1. God's work in his people seems to take a long time. But during that time he has built the family of Jacob into a mighty nation.
See how the Lord prepares the path for Moses' life and work. He prepares us in ways we do not know for the tasks we are to do.
The calling of Moses at the burning bush is not a calling we should expect to have repeated in our lives. It is Moses' call. How do we perceive our Lord appointing us to our vocations? How is God's promise to Moses that he has heard the sufferings of his people and will deliver them an encouragement to us when we endure sufferings?
In Exodus 5 we see the Israelites forced to make bricks without the required supplies. How does our Lord build our character when we are faced with difficult circumstances?